While there may be a personal and financial benefit to earning a master’s degree, there’s scant evidence that Maine high schools with better-educated teachers see more of their students go on to finish college. A BDN Maine Focus analysis of two graduating high school classes confirmed previous research that found a weak link between the share of teachers with master’s degrees in a school and the share of students that ultimately complete two- or four-year college degrees.
It’s little surprise that Maine — the country’s whitest state — has the country’s most racially homogenous schools. But schools in Maine were even more homogenous in 2015 than schools in New Hampshire and Vermont, its almost equally white neighbor states, according to an analysis by the Associated Press. The analysis shows that roughly one in five white students in Maine attend schools where 10 percent or more of students are not white.
Maine public schools with higher rates of poverty in 2009 and 2010 were less likely to see graduates complete any college program within the next six years. A Maine Focus analysis of school-level education data found higher rates of poverty correlated with a lower rate of college completion. The analysis doesn’t prove poverty’s causing lower completion rates, but it suggests poverty as one variable in predicting which schools will have more graduates receive college degrees.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".